“We started this process some years ago when we saw the increasing interest in the region for our services”, commented Danny Constantinis (Executive Chairman) of the EM&I Group. “We also ‘naturalise’ our overseas bases as soon as possible by recruiting locally. This policy has worked well for us over 35 years in the AIM (Asset Integrity Management) industry, working on hundreds of offshore assets”.
EM&I (Guyana) Inc. was incorporated in November 2018 to help develop opportunities and local supply lines. In July 2020, EM&I registered with the Guyana Supplier Portal which meets both their business development and local support objectives.
CEO Pat Lawless will be visiting Guyana as soon as current travel restrictions allow to work with existing clients and to introduce EM&I’s diverless, robotic, and digital asset integrity technologies.
These are revolutionising the inspection, repair & maintenance of floating assets encouraged by the HITS (Hull Inspection Techniques & Strategy) JIP which EM&I has led on behalf of the Global FPSO Research Forum the last 8 years.
These technologies have made significant savings of up to 50% of normal costs and 70% of POB (People on Board) required. A further key benefit is that all the work can be carried out while the vessels are on station, on hire, and in operation, so avoiding costly shutdown or out-of-service periods.
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